This pilot program will improve understanding of the innovation journey and barriers start-ups face at the early to market entry stage. The pilot outcomes will be evaluated to determine what support is most needed by Victorian start-ups with energy-related products and services. As this is a pilot, feedback from applicants will be required throughout the program.


The objective of the program is to support start-ups with innovative digital energy solutions that benefit consumers and contribute to Victoria’s energy transition.

Funding will be provided to:

Funding details

Grants of either $25,000 or $50,000 are available to successful applicants from a total funding pool of $150,000. Applicants will need to demonstrate completion of all project activities within 6 months of receiving the grant.

Funding for wages and professional services are classed as eligible expenditure under the program, but cannot be paid retrospectively, for example to recover costs incurred in developing the product or applying for the grant). All project costs and funding should be provided as part of the application submission.

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